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ginkgo solitaire #3

Saturday, February 19th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Ginkgo Leaf Solitaire in 18K yellow gold with 1.5ct diamond and small yellow diamond in base

I love LOVE this design. I’ve re-created it now three times over the past decade for three different diamonds and every time it’s my favorite.

Custom designed & hand-carved Ginkgo Leaf Solitaire in 18K yellow gold with 1.5ct diamond and small yellow diamond in base

This iteration I did more of a brushed/satin finish on the leaves and upper face of the ring, but polished bright the inside and sides you see above, around the bezel leading up to the stone, and the tips of the fluttery ginkgo leaves.

18K with a hair under 1.5ct diamond.

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antique diamond snake ring

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Snake Ring set with a 2ct antique pear diamond, 18K gold

This amazing antique diamond needed a setting.. And since there can never be too many snake rings, it seemed like just the perfect thing. 1.95ct antique pear-cut diamond (with a crazy high-profile table & nice fat culet!) and 18K yellow gold. I LOVE how this guy turned out.

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opal peacock feather ring

Saturday, February 5th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Peacock Feather with Black Opal and diamond, 18K gold

This peacock feather wrap ring was designed for a gorgeous black opal that flashed green and fiery gold colors, plus a little honey colored diamond. 18K yellow gold

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emerald cabochon ring

Thursday, January 27th, 2022
Custom designed & hand carved Emerald cabochon pear Bat-wing statement ring, 18K yellow gold

This is a ring I carved for this sweet cabochon emerald I impulse-bought at the Tucson Gem Show a few years back. Usually, I have a list of things I’m specifically getting for current or upcoming projects, or just replacing stock I use regularly. If I bought random things, I usually bought them because they were cool (but inexpensive!); this one was an exception though, as emeralds are generally not inexpensive, and I could not resist the size 🙂

Anyway. I don’t usually have spare time to cook up cool rings for cool stones I couldn’t pass up. I LOVE how it turned out and need to do this more often.

18K yellow gold, emerald from Columbia.

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peachy tourmaline sweet pea ring

Monday, January 24th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Peach Tourmaline Solitaire with Sweet Peas motif, 14K gold

This is a custom Sweet Pea motif setting created for this gorgeous peach-colored tourmaline. I carved it very 3-dimensional, and made little windows on the sides so that you could see the pavilion below the bezel (which also allows additional light to enter the stone, making it brighter).

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rose and honeysuckle bands

Thursday, January 20th, 2022
Custom designed and hand carved Rose and Honeysuckle Wedding Band, 18K yellow gold

Custom wedding bands with a Rose (with a little honeysuckle) and Honeysuckle (with a little rose) motifs! 18K yellow gold. These turned out so lovely! It’s hard to go wrong with these flowers.

Many more photos after the click:

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high-profile peruzzi solitaire

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
High-profile Peruzzi/Old Mine cut diamond solitaire, 1ct, 18K

Look at that chunky crown! This is a ~1ct Peruzzi cut/Old Mine cut diamond, set in my high-profile solitaire mounting. I’d say they play well together 🙂

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custom carnelian ring

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
Custom designed & hand-carved Snake ring set with carnelian and antique Old European cut diamonds; cicada & Pleiades motifs on shoulders, dogwood blossom on the base.

This ring turned out wonderfully! Custom snake ring curled around a jelly-orange carnelian. Shoulders are carved with an Old European cut diamond-set cicada, and the Pleiades constellation with the central Maia star also an Old European cut diamond.

Custom designed & hand-carved Snake ring set with carnelian and antique Old European cut diamonds; cicada & Pleiades motifs on shoulders, dogwood blossom on the base.

The base has a dogwood flower carved on the inside curling around the base to the outside. Just a little something-something. More photos after the click:

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chinese dragons wedding band

Friday, November 12th, 2021
Custom designed & hand carved Chinese Dragons, peony leaves, with ruby orb wedding bands, 14K white gold

Chinese Dragons wedding band in 14K white gold, set with a ruby.

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phoenix feather wedding band

Friday, November 12th, 2021
Custom designed & hand carved Phoenix Feathers wedding band in 14K yellow gold, set with blue sapphires

Phoenix Feather motif wedding band with a pair of cornflower blue sapphire ‘eyes.’

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